Monday, January 30, 2017

My Art Journal Journey


My ART JOURNAL Journey

My Art Journal book has been published again
 and is sitting pretty on Amazon.
Yippee !! Woop Woop! 

Now to finish the collage paintings. I glued the colorful pieces that I cut from my first journal book. 
If you look closely you can recognize some of my drawings that came from my journal pages.











ART JOURNAL 
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ART JOURNAL 
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

My ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

My ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

Back to the Art Journal manuscript. I stepped away from it for a few days. So now with fresh eyes I once again combed through it, and still found things I need to change. I imagine this could go on forever. I was satisfied with the design and felt this time I was really done. I sent it back to Amazon's Createspace and waited for their reply.



I started collaging my book pieces. 
I began with the neutral colored scraps.






ART JOURNAL 
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My ART JOURNAL

My ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

Cutting my new book into tiny little pieces was very therapeutic. It gave me time to calm down and re-think my book. It was fixable. I went trough it with a fine tooth comb and found the typos and re-wrote some passages.The biggest change was the design. I doubled the pages. spread it out. Gave it some more white space, made it easier on the eye. Then I sat it aside and will come back to it in a day or two.


Then, in keeping with my therapy, I started two canvases for my collages. I painted the background and glued pages from an old dictionary and  tags. When these dry, I'll be ready to add the collage pieces I cut out of my new book.



ART JOURNAL
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Monday, January 23, 2017

My ART JOURNAL

ART JOURNAL
Judy's Journal Journey

On my 2016 Bucket List, I wanted to self-publish this Art Journal book. I've been working on it for years and decided enough was enough - get it done. Get it done before the end of the year. November and December were very busy months for me. But I was able to self-publish this book before Christmas! 

Published on Amazon. My copies were ordered and I was stoked.

But not for long. I received my copies. I was so disappointed. I hated it. Too busy. Too crowded. Typos. Discouraged. I'm used to rejection, but not my own. In hindsight, there were so many things I should have done - first being better editing. I should not have rushed to finish just to meet an ambiguous deadline. That's the end of publishing for me. I won't be doing this again.

I took the book I had just received in the mail and proceeded to tear it up. I'm not totally crazy. I methodically destroyed the pages, cutting them up in various shapes and sizes. I was planning a collage made from my disappointing book.



I added some cut paper from my collage paper stash. 
If my journal art couldn't make a good book, 
at least it would look good in a collage painting.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

ART JOURNAL
I feel like I’ve read all the books about Art Journals ever written. There are a gazillion ways to journal. Everyone of them is the correct way. There is no wrong way to journal. I would be hard pressed to recommend just one of these books as they are all valuable for various and diverse reasons.

That’s why I decided not to include any “how-to’s” in my book. Instead my book is about my journey. Why I journal and how I journal. The thoughts running through my head, the motivation and the inspiration that helped create my journal pages.










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Saturday, January 21, 2017

ART JOURNAL - My Art Journal, My Journal

ART JOURNAL
Art Journal. My Art Journal. I’ve been creating Art Journals for a very long time. All kinds of journals. Different sizes. Different Mediums. Different books.

I’ve always wanted to write a book about art journaling. So for the past few years I have been keeping notes about my art journal pages and the inspiration behind each of them.





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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book: ART JOURNAL

Announcing . . .  My new book:

ART JOURNAL

Please, go to Amazon.com and order your copy. Leave a review and let me know what you think.